Paediatric Care

Baby's feet

Young children may appear bow-legged or knock-kneed, walk with their toes turned in or out and appear flat footed.

At Glengarry Podiatry, our Podiatrists will undertake a comprehensive consultation considering your child’s needs and age advise a treatment plan.

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Plantar Warts/Verrucae

Warts or Verruca in Latin are caused by an infection with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and usually appear as small, rough lumps that often develop on the skin of the hands and feet. There are over 150 types of HPV infections. They can occur in isolation or in clusters and vary in appearance depending on the skin thickness and area affected.  Verrucae are more commonly found in children and teenagers.  In adults plantar warts can be more painful and stubborn to treat.

Warts are very contagious, and are usually spread by:

  • Close skin-to-skin contact
  • Contaminated objects or surfaces, such as the area surrounding a swimming pool.

Please contact Glengarry Podiatry if you have a growth on your skin that you are unable to identify or worried about.  We will be able to identify the lesion and advise you of the best treatment if required.  Glengarry Podiatry and Woodlands Podiatry offer a range of treatments in the management of plantar warts but we are pleased to be able to offer the latest and most effective treatment for plantar warts  Swift Microwave Therapy.

Swift Microwave Therapy generates heat through a special probe to a maximum depth of 5mm to a temperature of 42-45 degrees centigrade causing heat shock in the virally infected cells creating an immune response.  This immune response by the body resolves the infection.  People with stubborn warts will benefit from Swift Micro Wave Therapy, which is a cleaner and a faster treatment for warts.  No anaesthetic or messy dressings are required and with over 16,000 treatments completed to date by Swift, this new technology is proving to be the most effective and convenient treatment for plantar warts. For further information please visit our recent Blog or contact us for further information.

Close up photo of warts on the bottom of a foot
close up x-ray image of someones ankle & heel

Children and Heel Pain

A common complaint in children is heel pain, associated with activity, an inflammatory condition arising from the growth plate and commonly called Severs Disease.

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The information on this page is of a general nature only and should not replace the advice of a qualified health professional.